In the wee hours of the morning, Hilary Duff was introduced at Chelsea nightclub Marquee in New York by Perez Hilton and flanked by colorful drag queens as she officially premiered new single “Chasing The Sun.” Well, actually, it was a remix of the song — apparently The Gays can’t handle all that guitar and Colbie Caillat song structuring?
At any rate, if you’re not up to speed, “Chasing The Sun,” which is being released next week, is the lead single off Duff’s upcoming fifth album (her first in seven years). Needless to say, it’s been A Moment since the release of her last LP, the benchmark-setting Dignity, and Hilary’s return to pop has become somewhat of A Thing.
Head below to watch Hilary twirl with a gaggle of queens, drag and otherwise. More »
:: Miley Cyrus has hired an animal medium to try to see if she could contact her deceased dog Floyd telepathically. Fingers crossed, she finds some kind of closure. [Oh No They Didn’t]
:: While working with Madonna on her upcoming album, Diplo convinced the pop icon to record a dub plate of “La Isla Bonita,” changing the first line to “Last Night, I dreamed of Major Lazer.” This made BBC DJ Annie Mac have a full-blown freakout. [Stereogum]
:: It seems that “Blurred Lines” crooner Robin Thicke is officially moving on from ex-wife Paula Patton, sources telling Perez Hilton that an attorney is officially filing a settlement. [Gawker]
:: Apparently, Pop Diva Cher really hated “If I Could Turn Back Time,” and legendary songwriter Diane Warren had to physically restrain Cher in order to record it. It’s all for the music, really. [Pop Justice]
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Nicki Minaj hasn’t exactly blown the competition away with “Pills N Potions” but she’s determined to drum up interest in The Pink Print — even if it means wearing a piece of dental floss between her ass cheeks on the cover of new single “Anaconda”. The eye-popping artwork was an instant hit with fans and will provide Twitter with fodder for days to come.
The 31-year-old joined in the social media fun, sharing the best banner Google never used on Instagram. There were a plethora of “me when I saw Nicki’s new cover” tweets and a bunch of culturally insensitive clean versions. My favorite post features Drake posing seductively under the title “Anacondrake”. Mess! See the full Twitter aftermath after the jump. More »
For those of you hoping to hear a “Like A Prayer” moment on Madonna‘s upcoming MDNA follow-up, you’re in luck: She’s got a choir.
Earlier this afternoon, the ever enthusiastic, Instagram-loving Queen Of Pop posted a brief clip of the troupe performing together. “London Community Gospel Choir make my new music sound triller! #livingforlove,” Madonna Instagrammed/hashtagged. Yes, M — that choir sure does sound trill! (And for diehard fans, there’s even more reason to get excited: It’s the same choir behind “Nothing Fails” on American Life.)
Though it’s but a mere few seconds, the teaser is already giving us the same shivers as that holy opening of her iconic 1989 release. And if you listen really closely, you can even hear the slightest bit of M herself singing in the final second.
Listen to the London Community Gospel Choir croon after the jump and, while you’re at it, get down on your knees and listen to timeless tune, “Like A Prayer.” More »
Iggy Azalea might have the haters working overtime but she continues to win. The rap diva, who recently spent eight weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Fancy”, has been selected to host a reboot of MTV’s ’90s fashion show House Of Style. The eight-episode season begins August 4 on MTV.com and wraps up at the MTV Video Music Awards.
So what can you expect from the femcee’s hosting debut? Iggy promises to show us the best vintage stores in Los Angeles, will visit the set of a Rita Ora music video (is this some sneaky “Black Widow” promo?) and introduce us to designer Jeremy Scott. Further, she will commentate at the VMAs — sharing her opinions on red carpet fashions and performances. More »
The opening line of Lana Del Rey‘s 2012 anthem “Cola” still raises eyebrows today. “My pussy tastes like Pepsi-Cola,” she croons in her trademark Valium-addled drawl over elegant strings on the brooding Paradise cut. As far as LDR lyrics go, the meaning is fairly self-evident but the 29-year-old (another revelation — she’s a year older than we thought!) has been questioned about it at length. Because, you know, journalism.
In an interview with JJJ, Lana said “Cola” was inspired by then boyfriend Barrie-James O’Neill. “That’s just what he says!” was her simple explanation. Well, the perennially glum diva recently spoke with Rolling Stone and they dug a little deeper. ”My Dad thought ‘Cola’ was funny,” she reveals. “My mom didn’t think it was that funny.”
So what inspired the legendary lyric? ”[Barrie-James] was talking about American girls, his vision of American girls was that all their pussies tasted like Pepsi-Cola, and that they were such a dream,” the Ultraviolence songstress confides. “I thought that was the funniest fucking thing I’d ever heard.” So there you have it. Mystery solved. More »